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March 9, 1929


JAMA. 1929;92(10):823-824. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700360061021

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The Crusade Against Urbanism  The council of ministers, acting on the suggestion of the premier, has approved the draft of a law that would give to the prefects the power to establish ordinances directed toward the limitation of the excessive increase of population in the cities.At present there are ten million inhabitants living in the principal cities of the provinces, or almost a quarter of the entire population of the realm, and such crowding together is pregnant with dangers from the point of view of the physical and the moral health of the family, in that it aggravates the problems of housing, the procuring of drinking water, and all the hygienicoprophylactic services.

Award of Medals to Hospital Nurses  At the Ospedale britannico in Roma, the head nurse and ten nurses recently received a silver medal as a reward of merit from the public health service. The medals were bestowed

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